Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Copano Bay

Coast Guard continues to search for missing boater in Copano Bay
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and SeaTow continued the search Sunday for a boater who was reported missing by a good Samaritan in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boat crews, Sea Tow boat crews, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi and small boat crews from Coast Guard...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Corpus Christi, Texas

Coast Guard searching for missing boater near Corpus Christi, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Coast Guard is searching for a recreational boater who went missing Saturday afternoon in Copano Bay. Missing is Kevin Ferrel, 53, was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve white shirt. At 2:02 p.m., a good Samaritan called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi to report a small pleasure craft found idling with a fishing pole and cell phone in it,...

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas

Coast Guard hoists 4 boaters from water near Port Mansfield, Texas
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted four people to safety after their boat capsized 15 miles north of Port Mansfield, Sunday morning. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station South Padre Island watchstanders contacted Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported that an 18-foot boat with four people aboard had capsized in three feet...

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children

Coast Guard assists as good Samaritans rescue 4 adults, 2 children
Coast Guard helicopter crews responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay April 11, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew responded to a capsized boat with four adults and two children aboard and coordinated their rescue at the mouth of Baffin Bay Monday. At 1:15 p.m., Sea Tow dispatchers called Coast...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat

Coast Guard rescues 3 from grounded shrimp boat
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew hoisted three men off of a disabled shrimp boat that grounded early Tuesday morning near Pass Cavalo, about 5 miles southeast of Port O’Connor. Monday at 11:21 p.m., Calhoun County Sherrif’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported the Scatterbrain, a 67-foot shrimp boat with three people aboard,...

Coast Guard medevacs adult, child from car accident

Coast Guard medevacs adult, child from car accident
USCG File Photo CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced two victims of a car accident from a remote location on Matagorda Peninsula, near Pierce Airfield, Saturday. At 6:19 p.m., Matagorda County Sheriff’s office called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to request assistance to medevac a 12-year-old boy with a hip injury and a 30-year-old woman with a knee...

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US

Coast Guard interdicts 2 lancha crews illegally fishing in US
A lancha boat floats in South Padre Island, Texas after being seized by Coast Guard law enforcement crews on Mar. 27, 2017. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coast Guard law enforcement crews detected and interdicted Mexican lancha boat crews engaged in illegally fishing in federal waters off southern Texas. Saturday evening, Coast Guard crews stopped a lancha with four Mexican fishermen engaged in illegal...

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties

Coast Guard, Texas Parks and Wildlife rescue 8 after boat collision near Port Aransas jetties
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced a man and seven others were rescued from the water by Coast Guard crews, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department crews, and good Samaritans after a boating incident involving two boats near the Port Aransas jetties Saturday. At 9:35 a.m., the Port Aransas Police Department called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders and reported...

Coast Guard medevacs man with back injury from remote location

Coast Guard medevacs man with back injury from remote location
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Coast Guard helicopter crew medevaced an injured man near an isolated fishing cabin about 8 miles south of Baffin Bay, along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Friday. The person medevaced was a 46-year-old male from San Antonio. At 5:15 p.m., the injured man’s father called Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi watchstanders to report his son’s injuries. He reported that his...